The People’s Republic of California doesn’t require freshman-level history or social science. Therefore, our district doesn’t teach it.
In its place is a yearlong freshman health class — think “Communicable Diseases and You” — split with a seminar on how to succeed as a high school student. State-mandated and standards-driven, this approach looks good on paper.
The irony of the freshman seminar is that despite the adoption of the high school success class, the post-freshman…Continue